Mike Liebner's Blog
Mike Liebner Internet Marketing Blog Testimonials Contact The Missing Link Video My RSS Feed
News and information for online web publishing professionals!
Get a BIG BONUS!

Internet Marketing and Better Backlinks - Different? Better?


Free Hosted Blogs NOT Indexed by Google?

Yes. It’s true. It just happened to me!

If you have blogs hosted on free platforms your links may not be counting… They may be tricking you and not allowing the blogs to be indexed by search engines.

I just found out that a standard free blog on Edublogs.org is not able to be indexed by Google.

Yes that is correct. My free hosted blog with really good articles posted over the past year which had backlinks was NOT to be found on Google. At least NOT the content.

That means my links were worthless! I am so pissed! What a waste of time.

It appears that in the ADMIN section of my free hosted edublogs.org blog under the settings for reading (privacy settings) the section is hard coded to “Discourage search engines from indexing this site”

You can’t change it to allow indexing by Google. It’s hard coded.

That’s B.S. What a scam.

And the ONLY way to change this option to HIDE YOUR CONTENT is to UPGRADE and buy a MONTHLY PLAN on Edublogs for $5.95 a month.

Now who would be foolish enough to PAY to get links on edublogs??? Not us!

So I am angry that I have been wasting my time posting content and links that are not even available on Google. Man – if I didn’t search to verify my articles were being found on Google I would never have caught this.

One more reason that it is a huge time waster to trust free hosted blogs to post articles and links. You just don’t know what they’ll do.

In the case of wordpress.com and tumblr.com which offer free hosted blogs – they might delete your blogs out of the blue like they did mine and others I know.

Now for those of you thinking I had been spamming – think again – these were all good quality blogs with original content. Valuable to people.

Oh well – one more reason for joining a good dependable blog network like Blogging Underground that is friendly to marketers. Unlike free hosted blogs which are worthless or risky, posting articles on the BU blog network is a smart move.

You can count on your articles being published properly and that they will help you rank higher.

Oh well… if you have any edublogs you may want to check and see if your content is indexed. For that matter all free hosted blogs should be checked. They may not be delivering what you expect.

Read my blog post and watch the video on how to get perfect text links at:

> Perfect Text Links

Links still work to help you rank – but they must be indexed or they do not count! (continued – read more of this article…)

SEO Tip: New Place To Get Free Links

Who doesn’t need more good links??? Everyone benefits from good links!

i-love-links

I’m always on the lookout for new places that Google loves that we can go to and sign up for free and then be able to create web content that we can publish that contains our links.

One such place you may not know of yet is called soup.io and it’s a PR 5 site with over 35 million pages indexed by Google.

Sign up for a free account and play around and drop in some of your links. It will send your sites some good link juice!

http://www.soup.io/

It’s kind of like Tumblr but quirkier. Once you get past the quirks it’s pretty easy to post and drop in your link.

Then when you’re done creating an account and starting a free soup blog with some posts – get it’s rss feed URL for your soup blog (just add /rss to the end of the blog address) and copy the URL and add it to http://www.rss6.com to make sure it gets crawled and indexed fast!

I just created a new account on soup and added it to rss6.com

You can see the free listing at rss6:

http://www.rss6.com/health-zone-tips/

Since rss6 gets crawled constantly by Google my new soup blog will certainly get indexed fast so those links will start sending juice!

soup.io is just one place to get free links – you can also do this with tumblr.com and wordpress.com and other free hosted blogs and social sites.

From time to time I’ll let you know about new ones I run across!

If you know of good places to get good free links – let me know!

Now – of course – if you need good relevant links fast on domains that Google loves and indexes like crazy – you should be posting in the Blogging Underground network of blogs!

Right now there is a special holiday offer at Underground PLR with 24,000 PLR Articles that includes a 1 year membership to Blogging Underground!

It’s an amazing package and is 100 bucks less than if you just bought 1 year of BU by itself! Check it out!

I hope you are having some fun out there! It’s busy and crazy for sure!

Best wishes for your online success! (continued – read more of this article…)

Create Your Own Videos Fast with Text To Voice

Create Amazing Text To Speech Videos with High Quality Male and Female Voices

This brand new software makes videos from your text fast and sounds like a real human, NOT those old time robotic voices!

>>> TTS Video Studio

It’s a game changer! Easily create amazing text to voice videos in minutes.

Choose from over 18 high quality voices/languages – both male and female accents (English)

Right now you can get the full upgraded “Pro Plus” version with Unlimited Projects for just $27.00 (same price as standard version with 10 projects max).

TTS Video Studio is a great tool to get more traffic from quickly creating videos!

Create as many videos as you want!

There are no restriction with the content you create! The voices and the videos you create with the software are exempt of any licenses or fees.

Check it out and grab it if you can while the price on the pro plus is so low!

>>> TTS Video Studio

Videos on the web are hot! This software makes it fast and easy to get your own videos up and pulling in traffic!

Best wishes for your online success!

Would you like to save time and increase effectiveness of your article marketing efforts?

Domintate The Web – Special Offer

Check out the special Linking Package available this holiday weekend from Underground PLR that includes a ton of keyword optimized PLR Articles and access to a high quality blog network.

> Dominate The Web Special Offer – plr articles and linking package at the lowest price offered

You need links if you want more web traffic! Especially if you want to be in that sweet spot on top of the search engines when the big holiday buying season hits!

It’s coming!

Are you ready?

The Power of Links and What Works Now!

Hi, it’s Mike Liebner here! I hope you are enjoying the holdays!

The holiday season is always a good time to reflect upon the past year, and plan ahead for an exciting and new year.

I’m happy to say that I am as optimistic as ever about the web publishing business!

If you need a little motivation or a boost of positive energy you should watch my brand new video

>>> “The Power of Links”

It’s one of my best training videos ever and covers what is working right now and will continue to be effective in 2013!

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Targeting the right keywords.
    On Site and Off Site Factors.
    Good links and bad links.
    Natural links and spam links.
    Links that Google loves the most.
    Links that Google hates the most.
    Master sites and Feeder sites.
    Social Signals.
    Backlinking your backlinks.
    Site Freshness. Link Freshness.
    Guest Posting.

And much more!

“The Power of Links” runs 58 minutes and is one of the best training videos I have ever done!

Watch the video or download it here

I hope it will motivate you and help you to achieve great success in 2013!

Happy holidays and best wishes for your online marketing success! (continued – read more of this article…)

Free video Layers of Links

Watch the 21 Minute Blogging Underground video called Layers of Links – it’s free!

I would like to invite you watch my new Blogging Underground training video and also wanted to make sure you know about the crazy special package offer for Blogging Underground memberships!

In the video I explain 5 of the top Blogging Underground techniques that help us get higher rankings.

While some people are working hard to please the man and remove links thinking it will help them, there are shap people who are working smarter and getting amazing results by simply modifying the way we go about promoting our web pages.

Linking the right way is working!

Watch the brand new video to see what Blogging Underground members are doing right now to get more free traffic from the search engines!

If you want more traffic – it’s easy enough to get it – but you need to keep up on what’s working right now and do the things that the winners are doing!

Best wishes for your online success!
Mike Liebner

(continued – read more of this article…)

What kind of links work best right now?

If you want your web sites to be successful and get search engine traffic for free then you need to do some of your own work and get some good links pointing to your best pages!

To get the best results with your websites and get lots of free traffic for your target keywords, you need to be involved and do some work building the reputation for your website and pages.

It’s like anything in life – you can’t just sit back and wait – you need to be involved in your own success.

So what kind of links work best right now?

Keyword text links still rule! Especially within good relevant content like a related article!

And get this – it works INTERNALLY on your own site, but even better if your links are in articles on sites hosted on servers that are far away!

Ideally the articles are on sites that the search engines already love. For example, getting text links for your keywords in relevant articles in blogs that are already indexed by the search engines and are updated regularly really works like magic! These kind of in-content relevant links should be a part of every sites linking strategy to get on top.

Link Mix – Diversity Rules

It is very important to have a good mix of links. Link diversity. Not just the same kind of links from just one type of site or forum or comments etc. You need a good variety of places that link to you.

For example – one of the reasons that LINK BLASTING like a robot can harm you is that there is a FOOTPRINT that is revealed when you blast comments in a forum, or article directories using the same script, or any of a number of specific types of sites that spammers have figured out are easy to get links in.

The reason spammers love them is the footprints make it easy to find the sites to get the links in. This works against you as the search engines know this.

The footprints show there is a similarity and the links get discounted or even worse your site gets penalized or even banned for spamming links.

Avoid blasting with automation if you can. More times than not blasting will get a site in trouble.

Social Signals

You also need some good social links too – like tweets on Twitter with your URL (even if shortened or nofollow). You can also benefit from Facebook and Pinterest links!

The idea is for your social profile to help dillute any possible patterns or similarities that may be found in your overall profile.

Here is what I do.

Me, every time I add a new artice to a site, I usually publish it as a page (URL #1) and also create a post (URL #2) to announce it with a relevant mini article and link to URL#1 internally (on the same domain).

I will then tweet about both URL’s from my main Twitter account for that site (more than 1 helps) – I will also like it on Facebook and/or post about it there – AND if the URL’s have an image I’ll pin it on Pinterest.

I’ll then add the RSS feed to a few RSS Directories including RSS6.

RSS Feed directories are also good to backlink your backlinks – simply submit feeds from any BLOGS you have posted articles in that link to your pimped pages.

In-Content Links

The most important links you need for your URL to rank high are from articles on different domains with lots of relevant related words.

To make sure my main article page gets RELEVANCE SIGNALS for my target keywords I’ll make sure there are links from at least 4 or 5 good quality related articles on domains that are not hosted on the same server.

Me, I use the Blogging Underground network of blogs. If you don’t have access to them, you can always use free hosted blogs or submit to article directories, but the links are not as good and you have less control and the process takes more time.

Posting articles in the Blogging Underground blog network is fast and easy and the articles get published instantly.

You can use other sites for posting articles with links if you have access to them, but the Blogging Underground Blogs work like magic and are fun and easy to use.

The idea is to make sure Google has RELEVANT KEYWORD LINKS coming from PAGES that have LOTS of RELATED WORDS to what you are linking to.

Usually this link strategy is enough to get an article page to rank on page one for my target keywords. Often I’ll go sraight to the top (depending on the reputation and age of my site I am linking)

That’s usually a good start for the social signals to hit and the reputation building articles to help establish relevance and push up the rankings.

Fresh links!

I will usually come back a week or two later and make sure a few more extra fresh links are coming in to show the page is fresh and happening.

You also need to do this if you find your ranking is slipping. Usually a few keyword text links in a few more articles will push you back up.

Important: make sure you have some variety in your keyword text. Don’t link them all perfectly. Make sure some of the links pointing to the page have extra words – or a partial phrase or even have click here.

That’s one of the things that has changed. You can’t have TOO PERFECT of a link mix or it will actually work against you.

That goes for the text in your links and the KIND of links you are getting and diversity of servers the domains are hosted on. You need to have lots of different IP’s pointing at you – otherwise we’d all just build a network of blogs on one server and it would work. It doesn’t.

That’s why the Blogging Undegrround blogs are hosted on so many different servers and IP addresses. Plus with members contributing blogs we have a huge diverse pool of IP’s that the articles can be published on.

Diversity is important.

It’s never good to do things just one way. Mix it up! Variety is the new norm!

Just make sure you have at least SOME links from articles with related content pointing at your best pages. This is essential to build the reputation for your pages and help push them up.

IS there risk in going out and getting your own links?

Yes, there is some risk – there is with anything you do to get ahead of your competition.

If you play it too safe you have ZERO chance of getting on top – especially for competitive keywords.

If you are not willing to risk failure then you will have very little chance to succeed!

So either you do nothing and have little risk or you do something and have a chance to win big.

Doing nothing is accepting what you get by sheer luck and is most likely going to bring very little or even nothing. Your competitors will NOT be doing nothing – will they?

You need to do MORE than your competitors or THEY will be on top of you.

The strategy we use at Blogging Underground for linking still works because the fact is the kind of links you can get from articles in our blogs are the most effective and work well to get you on top of the search results pages.

Do you want to let everything happen naturally like they want us to do?

If you do nothing to ensure your own success, you have little to no chance of succeeding.

If everyone keeps following the bad advice of doing nothing, the biggest companies and sites will start taking over more and more niches.

They won’t stop promoting their sites. They’ll do what many are afraid to do. They’ll work hard to get top rankings – and so should you because the rewards are too great to let them fall to simple chance and luck.

You create your own luck!

If you want top rankings – you need good links!

The only people who have a chance are the ones who DO STUFF to move up. Link building gets results.

I am not saying to do comment SPAM or blast links or do anything evil or unethical – we have never suggested you spam – but I am saying you need good links and the only way to get a super healthy link profile is by getting at least some of your own links yourself.

There is some risk when you do anything to get an advantage – but if you simply post good quality articles in good blogs like in the Blogging Underground network and have keyword relevant links pointing to your web pages (which are relevant) there is nothing evil or unethical about that and it will help your rankings on search!

Just be sure to keep things mixed up and diverse. Don’t be a robot or act like one.

This works well on all the sites I have started the past year or so and I regularly get new sites on top by following the strategy we teach at BU.

Now – get out there and start building your sites and do the things that will bring you success! It’s there within reach if you want it!

> Blogging Underground members get the right kind of links any time they need them! You should too!

Holiday Themed Sales

While I am not doing a clever themed sale for Memorial Day proper, I would like to remind you about a special offer with an internet coupon I had created for New Years a few months back that is now open and will save you 100 bucks off an annual membership for Blogging Underground!

> You’ll find the $100. savings coupon on this blog post at the BU Blog.

I am generally not a big fan of cutesy holiday type sales.

My marketing and advertising background in radio is responsible for how I feel about lazy “me too” promotional campaigns that a lot of businesses do even though they may not have anything new or exciting other than a fancy graphic for the occasion or maybe a big blowup balloon in front of their store.

Saving money is fine – but getting all corny like that can be insulting to the consumers out there if too hyped up.

What I mean is I am not entirely comfortable with just doing a sale for a holiday because everyone else is.

Maybe that’s ok for a store that runs newspaper ads and is trying to drum up foot traffic, or a business that will actually see increased demand for products on a holiday like Memorial day Weekend. For most internet businesses like my own, it is the complete opposite – there is LESS demand for digital products and those items related to web traffic, advertising, sales and internet marketing because of the fact that most people are spending more time outside in the sun (if lucky) and not at home in front of a computer working.

Sure – people have smartphones and may spend time looking up web pages about web traffic and such while lounging poolside – but they aren’t exactly in what I would call a buying mode. In fact they most likely are not even in a thinking mode!

That’s OK! I’ve been taking some time off the past few days myself to get out there and have fun! I also just got a new Apple iPhone 5 and am getting familiar with what it can do. I’m really digging all the cool little apps that can make waiting at the movie theater a lot more fun! While I don’t plan on tweeting about everything I do and go see or eat, I do like the fact I can get on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram any time I want and post what’s on my mind!

So – I hope you gt a chance to get out and have some fun over the holiday weekend and if you’re considering getting a subscription to Blogging Underground that you consider the big money saving offer! (continued – read more of this article…)

Good SEO is NOT about tricking Google!

SEO has gotten a bad name.

In reality it should be WEBSPAM that has the bad name.

SEO and WEBSPAM ARE NOT ALWAYS THE SAME although Google would sure like you to believe that!

I am not a spammer and don’t do spammy things to game them! I never have! That’s not the way I do things or teach other people to do.

Hey – I’m doing very well building good quality websites with quality content and I am getting lots of free search engine traffic from Google.

So are members at Blogging Underground and we’re not gaining success by TRICKING ANYONE or doing evil things!

It’s actually easier right now than ever before, because so many people have taken the wrong path and are actually working backwards in fear obeying the commands of the fearless leader because they are so paranaoid of doing things that Google doesn’t like.

They are doing things that Google is telling them that are good things to do.

Do you really think that it is in Google’s best interest to tell SEO webmaster type people how to get more traffic from their search engine for free?

Do you really believe that Google is giving advice that is helping webmasters get more top rankings faster and easier?

I don’t.

They have never liked people like us – you know – marketers – people that build web sites to get free search engine traffic and make money without buying ads.

Why would they help us with webmaster tools or otherwise?

THEY WOULDN’T and THEY’RE NOT!

OK – it’s about time I chime with an honest response to all the garbage info being passed around the webmaster world that SEO is dead and that Google has stopped people from getting top rankings from getting text links.

Some people are saying that the right way to win traffic from search engines is by playing the way that Google wants you to play – doing what they tell you to do. Obeying them.

And some people out there, many with no real world SEO experience getting a top ranking, are even trying to make you feel bad and telling you that you are trying to trick Google and doing evil things – just because you may have gotten a few links to your own sites and that is UN NATURAL… (continued – read more of this article…)

EMDs – Exact Match Domains are Still the Best!

Just a quickie to sound off on all the crazy rumours going around about “exact match domains” being dead and not working any more. It’s hogwash!

I guess some guru or WSO guy out there must have written a new $12. seo training course where they go off and dump on exact match domains not being effective – because I keep getting emails from people asking me what to do – if they should still get them etc.

YES EMDs still work! Exact match domains are as effective as ever to getting top rankings and traffic!

Exact match domains are still the prime virtual real estate that web publishers desire. Especially on .com .net and .org

How can a good domain name go out of style or stop working?

I’m scoring number ones on Google with brand new “exact match” keyword domains all the time – so are Blogging Underground members! I hear about it all the time!

In fact I feel it’s getting EASIER – not harder.

The worry about Google “cracking down” on exact match domains is NOT NEW. It seems too good to be true that EMD’s can help you get top rankings fast and easy!

For years I have heard rumors and gossip that this “crackdown on EMDs” will be coming but the fact is that the DOMAIN NAME is only one factor that Google looks at when they score the trustworthiness of a site.

Also – too many big companies and legitimate businesses have exact match domains.
(continued – read more of this article…)

Were you slapped by the Penguin?

Have you been slapped by Google and their nasty little Penguin Algorhitm Update???

Wasn’t everyone affected?

The thing is it seems the smaller guys out there got affected more than the big guys who’ve been gathering social buzz with all their big ad bufgets pulling in links and likes. It sucks they have an advanatge now.

BUT – don’t worry that the game is over. It’s not the end and you CAN get back on top above amazon, wikipedia and all those big corpoartions whose websites are now on top of a lot of search results on Google…

Just create good content and fight back! You need to go out there and get back on top!

You can do it!

> How to catch up by getting some good links

A lot of sites were deindexed by Google in late March 2012 and it had a far reaching imact. (continued – read more of this article…)

Best Ways To Monetize a Website

Very often I get asked “what is the best way to monetize a web site?”

The reasoning behind the proper monetization of a website deserves a lot more attention than an article – but I’ll try my best to explain the theory here and offer suggestions on the best ways to make money online monetizing your websites.

There isn’t just one way of monetization that is right for every site.

In fact – part of the reason the Blogging Underground 12 Step Success Strategy works so well is that we spend a good deal of time up front researching the exact keywords our web sites are going to target to bring in traffic.

That’s why we call Blogging Underground a Targeted Traffic System.

We can then find keywords that have the best opportunities and match our monetization to the web site we build and the keywords we target in our articles.

If you’re smart you will target high volume big click exact match keywords that you know how to profit from BEFORE you even buy your domain name.

Already have a site up and running that needs help making more money?

Well – first off it helps to have a site that is laser targeted on one topic. The more laser targeted the better job you can do of matching content to the things you monetize your site with.

Obviously a “work at home” or “make money online” web site is going to do better with related products and will do less well with mainstream or general products.

Don’t try to sell a weight loss ebook on a make money blog.

It will not convert as well as a book on making money online.

So what are some good ways to make money with your web site?

Create your own product. An ebook or digital product perhaps.

The best way to make money from your site is to analyze the traffic you are getting from keywords (or expect to be getting) and build pages for that specific traffic – each promoting your product in a very specific way BUT in relation to what’s on the page.

Try to match the way the product you are promoting relates to the words on the page.

Tailor your banners or product features to satisfy what is covered on the page.

The same banner on every page will NOT do as well as when they are customized to match the content. 

Your CONVERSIONS will go up and you’ll make more money.

If it’s FREE TRAFFIC you’re getting be sure to analyze your search engine referrer stats to see what keywords are bringing people to your pages.

EACH URL on your site will have referrers for different keywords bringing in the targeted traffic from Google search.

Targeted traffic converts better. Know your targets!

Identify the keywords and see if you are properly matching your product pitch to give the people exactly what they came for.
(continued – read more of this article…)